Category: What is The Establishment?

Prager Forgives His Friends for Not Joining a Cult

Conservative radio host Dennis Prager has written an article for National Review in which he tries to explain the souls of those among his friends who continue to resist the wave of mindless partisanship and/or cultish idolization which Prager, a vocal Donald Trump supporter who wishes to retain his self-respect, defensively euphemizes as “not being a purist.” His article is getting a lot...

Trump and Krauthammer: Brothers in Progressive Fraud

The House of Representatives’ Obamacare reform bill accomplishes exactly one significant thing: It makes the pathway to single-payer healthcare in America an official Republican talking point, rather than the exclusively Democratic issue it has hitherto been, at least beyond closed doors. Yes, the cat is out of the bag. The GOP is now, openly, America’s moderate voice for socialism. An over-the-top charge, you say? Well,...

Alt-Right Liars Duped By Their Own Fraud

In an remarkable spectacle of group meltdown, the duplicitous dimwits who willingly participated in the greatest fraud in U.S. presidential history are now acting as if they’re the ones who have been duped. Yes, that’s right: in the wake of Donald Trump’s air assault on Syria, the Trump pom-pom girls, the beta males kissing his ring, and the kook fringe conspiracy crowd...

Is Trump Going Neo-Con Now?

Throughout Donald Trump’s scene-stealing star turn through the Republican primaries, his fans showed a remarkable ability to filter out the fifty percent of everything he or his surrogates said that did not comport with the “Make American Great Again” populist nationalism that they happened to like. In fact, it was this self-censoring talent, developed to pitch-perfect levels, that led some...

Alt-Right Slob Tries to Strong-Arm Freedom Caucus

Steve Bannon is the kind of childish vulgarian for whom being an unshaven slob is both the insecure, chubby school boy’s mask to shield feelings of physical inadequacy, and a calculated image, an affectation designed to make him appear “anti-elitist” in the eyes of his target audience. The affectation part is also, quite obviously, an attempt to ape the public persona of Andrew Breitbart, whose news...

Here’s a “Binary Choice” for the NeverTrump Haters

Donald Trump supported Paul Ryan and “his” healthcare reform bill throughout the process, right up to the moment the vote was cancelled for the (apparently) last time due to a lack of support from the Freedom Caucus, the only members of Congress with any principles, courage, or shame. Donald Trump wanted this reform bill. It was not a free market...

Trump Cult Logic

No issue demonstrates the logical labyrinth of the loyal Trumpanzee more perfectly than healthcare reform. Let me take you inside the three-dimensional chess match that is the mind of a Trump cultist hoping to preserve his illusion of rationality. “Repeal and Replace” is a McConnell-Boehner euphemism for leaving government-run healthcare as a permanent entitlement fixture of American society forever. Trump’s healthcare...

Trump’s GOP Boldly Renames ObamaCare!

My first blush reactions to the Republican Party’s newly unveiled “Repeal and Replace” solution on healthcare, presented in the order in which they occur to me: 1. Gee, what a shock — they were lying all these years! Who could have guessed? 2. Republicans who say, with mock resignation, “You can’t roll back an entitlement,” simply never tried to roll...

Freedom or Football?

The National Football League has officially put the State of Texas on notice: If that state persists in denying men with peculiar sexual proclivities access to public rooms full of young girls with their pants down, then Texas may be denied the privilege of hosting any more Super Bowls. To be precise, as you probably know, Texas lawmakers are proposing...

Trump Benefits Bigly from Low Expectations

So President Trump has nominated a highly touted conservative judge for the Supreme Court, after all. “See,” his ardent idol-worshippers are gushing, “we told you he was a man of his word.” Well, that remains to be seen, as does whether being a man of one’s word still has any meaning when one has delivered so many contradictory, vacuous, and...